Friday February 8, 2013
I miss him every single day, says Williamís mother
By FARIK ZOLKEPLI
PETALING JAYA: The death of six-year-old William Yau Zhen Zhong is an endless nightmare for his family.
“I miss him every single day,” said his 28-year-old mother Goh Ying Ying.
Goh said she wished she could celebrate the Year of the Snake with William.
“I know he is gone, but I hope beyond hope my er zi (Mandarin for son) will return to celebrate Chinese New Year with me,” she said.
“I know it is impossible but I still pray for him to come back to me.”
Sobbing, Goh said her family would not celebrate the Lunar New Year as they were still mourning.
“He was always the most joyful especially during the reunion dinner where he enjoyed playing with his cousins,” she said.
Despite the wealth of food during the festive season, Goh said William's favourite was KFC.
“He would always insist on KFC on the first day of Chinese New Year. He will be contented for the rest of the day after that,” she said.
Despite William's tragedy, as well as subsequent wild allegations against her and her husband Yau Kok Kang, 32, Goh said they were keeping strong so that they could find out the truth behind his death.
“I hope the police can find the truth behind William's death as soon as possible. I appreciate what the police have done,” she said.
She said certain people had alleged that she and her husband had abused William but the truth was they loved him very much.
“I would sacrifice my life for him ... how could I or my husband hurt him,” she said.
Meanwhile, police have wrapped up their investigations into William's death without any new findings or suspects.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the documents into the case had already been submitted to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) along with a proposal for an inquest.
“We have exhausted our resources and there is no new evidence that may shed light on what happened. An inquest is the most logical next step,” he said yesterday.
Despite claims of abuse, ACP Yahaya maintained that the parents were not suspects as there was no evidence to suggest so.
However, he said efforts to find the truth was by no means over and advised the public to refrain from speculation.